TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The
Rose-Hulman women's soccer team competed at the annual Locks of
Love charity event at Indiana State University in April.
The Fightin' Engineers squared off with St. Joseph's
College in the lone match of its non-traditional spring schedule,
as permitted by NCAA rules.
The event included 10 total teams and was hosted by
Indiana State University. Other competing teams included
Purdue, Indiana, St. Louis, Ball State, IUPUI, Evansville and
Multiple players on the Engineer roster donated hair
for the organization, and the team has also led a campus wide
fundraiser to raise funds.
The Locks of Love organization, which began operation in 1998,
provides the prostheses to children, ages 6-21, every 18 months for
a total of up to 10 hairpieces. These hairpieces require between
6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture.
Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the
national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers,
magazines, television programs and other events. Monetary donations
to Locks of Love are tax deductible.